Every day two groups secretly war for control of souls; a war that fuels the chosen for the Final Battle. A destined death-fight between best friends for the last soul and the fate of the world.
Velma had lived two lives; her first as a former foster kid abandoned by her parents, her second as an unlikely recruit into a secret order full of ritual, lore and punching that satisfied her need for retribution. Her fifteen year old self had given up on hope, but after three years with the Taram, she’d found more than just family, she’d found her life’s purpose.
That is, until she is surprisingly named Kachina, the fabled chosen empowered to fight the last battle for the fate of the world. Because having to kill someone she loves was never part of the bargain, even if it means saving everyone else from damnation.
Attempting the impossible – building a normal life free from the pull of the Taram seems like the only answer to her prayers. Except her best friend, the other Kachina, is coming. The legend is clear that one of them must die. Velma will have to weigh the cost of her life against a world that’s constantly betrayed her, and quite literally decide if she’ll be damned in dying, and take the whole world with her.
“In Velma, Reed has crafted a complex, strong protagonist with a genuine dilemma far more mature and fascinating than the typical teen angst love story.” – Kirkus Indie Review